April 16th- Norway Spring Classic (last year I did the 10K, I would do that again this year)
June 26th- Munising Pictured Rocks Road Race 5K
The Norway one I'm doing for sure now because it's the next town over, so I have no excuse not to do it. Plus, I want to improve my time from last year, and it will be a good mid-length race to run the month before the Green Bay Half Marathon.
The Munising one I'm going to consider for awhile....you see, now that I have another two months covered, I'm thinking it would be fun to run an event each month of the year in 2011 (I've missed January, but I'll deal). However- Munising's 5K kinda sucked last year. It was boring, little to no good scenery, and it is a 2 hour drive to get there for a 30 minute run. On the other hand, it was my fastest 5K since starting running as an adult, and it would be neat to try to beat last years PR. And, I potentially could run the half marathon that they have at the same time- which goes through trails and is pretty. However...two half marathons in back to back months? I don't know if that is wise.
Also...it doesn't say on the website if you get a medal or not for the half marathon, and as pathetic as it is, that is going to be a large contributor to whether or not I sign up.
As far as the other months I don't have planned? Well September- I have some options- a half marathon or a 10K. November- I'm sure I can find a turkey trot somewhere, although I hate to plan that on Thanksgiving- but that seems to be the only things available in Nov around here! And December- that will be easy- a 5 mile jingle bell run in Kiel, WI (which I did in 2009)
So...November is the only questionable one.
|Hopefully I will look better than this by the end of the year....|
Should I go for it?